Markham Merlot, Napa Valley, 2015 (750ml)
The drought brought cherry liquor-like concentration to Markham's 2015 vintage of Merlot. Blackcherry and cassis aromas are layered with hints of vanilla, mint and toasted nuts. Elegant and supple on the palate, the juicy plum and cherry fruit flavors are punctuated with cola and black pepper spice. The tannins remain chewy through to the finish.
Enjoy with a bacon cheeseburger or more civilized lamb sliders for a delicious treat!
Blend: 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah
WS - 88 points
Wine Spectator - "This sports a core of luscious red raspberry and dark currant flavors that are supported by crisp acidity. Smoky notes show on the spicy finish. Drink now. 62,000 cases made." –KM